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FACT SHEET: Ron Johnson Has Long Pushed to Overturn Roe v. Wade and Block Wisconsinites’ Reproductive Freedom

May 03, 2022

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Contact: Philip Shulman (philip.shulman@wisdems.org)

FACT SHEET: Ron Johnson Has Long Pushed to Overturn Roe v. Wade and Block Wisconsinites’ Reproductive Freedom 

MADISON, Wis. – The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the decades-long precedent of Roe V. Wade is placing Ron Johnson’s vehement anti-choice record back in focus. 

Here is Ron Johnson’s abysmal anti-choice record:

  • When discussing the impact repealing Roe v. Wade would have, Johnson stated: “I don’t view that [as] such a huge threat to women’s health. I think – I think things would be just fine.”
  • Johnson said if individuals don’t like the abortion laws in their state, they simply “can move.” 
  • Johnson has advocated for a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks and signed on to an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, jeopardizing the reproductive rights of millions across the country.

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